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Cecelia Bruce

May 10, 1945 — May 18, 2016

Cecelia (Cele) J. Bruce, age 71, of Wautoma, died peacefully Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at her home in Wautoma, WI. She was born May 10, 1945 in Philadelphia,MS, the daughter of Roy and Otazell (Peebles) Adams. She married Thomas Wayne Bruce on June 5, 1965. He preceded her in death in July of 1996. She graduated from McCarther High School in Hollywood, FL, and soon after moved to Chicago, IL where she met her late husband. She spent most of her years as a housewife and toting her boys to many practices and sporting events. She enjoyed watching her sons participate in their sporting activities. In her later years she enjoyed watching reruns of NCIS and Matlock, and loved spending time with her grandchildren watching Disney movies or playing video games with them.

Cele is survived by her son, Eric (Darci Sanders) Bruce, South Beloit, IL; daughter-in-law, Guadalupe Rodriguez three step-sons, Michael (Cindy) Bruce, Ottawa, IL, Thom (Sandy) Bruce, Lincoln Park, MI, and George (Cheryl) Bruce, Hillsboro, WI; two step-daughters, Vicki McVay (Bruce) and Donna O'Donnell (Bruce); four grandchildren, Christian Bruce, Destiny Bruce, Tabitha Bruce, and Bonni Bruce; and many, many nephews and nieces and step-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Bruce; her son, Bryan Bruce; her step-son, Robert Bruce; and her brother James Dale Adams.

A memorial gathering will take place on June 4th, 2016, in Wautoma, WI. Place and time still to be determined. A memorial fund has been established to help with costs of cremation and the memorial itself. To donate please visit:

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